Accessing Your Course
Canvas (by Instructure)
Your course is using Canvas. If you are new to Canvas, please visit the
Canvas Basics course space
to become familiar with Canvas prior to the start of your course. No login is required to
access this space.
You will be able to login to Canvas about two weeks prior to the start of your class.
However, your course becomes available as of 1 AM on the official course
Log in to your Canvas course space at
- Username: Your username is the same for every system at Bucks.
- Password: your Bucks Network password (used to log into any Bucks campus computer or to access any Bucks Library online database from off campus.)
If you do not know your Bucks Username, go to WebAdvisor.
Select Account information (upper right hand corner of the screen) then select What's My User ID? and follow
the prompts. You will need to provide your last name AND either your 7 digit student ID number OR your
social security #. Your Bucks username will display on the screen.
Note: Students are uploaded to Canvas several times a day. If you registered late, you won't be
able to access Canvas until the next upload takes place.
Purchasing Your Books and Other Course Materials
While you may purchase your books and other course materials from the provider of your choice (using the
ISBN number available through the course's academic department
where applicable to ensure the correct version), both the campus bookstore
and our online bookstore,
guarantee that they stock the correct version for your course.
Approximately 3 weeks prior to the start of the session you can use the link
below to see the list of books that have been selected by your instructor. If you have
any questions about the course materials listed, please contact your instructor or the academic
this link to see the book list for your course.
Other Information about the Course
Student must have access to computer, Internet, Canvas course space, and a device to record their speeches either for a DVD or to post on the Internet (for example on YouTube). Speeches recorded on a standard size DVD disc must be delivered to instructor on Newtown campus. College does not supply camcorders. High 8, 8, mini-cassette, and mini-tape cassette are NOT compatible, and will not be accepted. Student provides small live audiences for each progressive speech assignment (minimum audience required by instructor). Any question about recording and submitting speeches should be directed to instructor. College level reading, research, and writing skills expected.
Most people are nervous about giving a speech in public. This course will help you learn to handle your natural anxiety. In addition you will hopefully discover in the class that speaking in public can actually be both fun and informative.
The text for the course is edition 10e of "The Art of Public Speaking" by Steven E. Lucas.